The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 66, July 1962 - April, 1963

Southwestern Historical Quarterly

[GROUP TRIAL]
THE STATE
VS. DISLOYALTY, &
CURD Goss, WM ANDERSON TREASON.
JOHN MILLER, AR[PHAX] DAWSON,
AND M. W. MORRIS.
These prisoners all acknowledged their guilt, giving the signs,
grip, and password, and were active members of Capt Ramey
Dye's company.
All found guilty and hung.
[TRIAL OF DR. JAMES FOSTER]
THE STATE DISLOYALTY &
VS. TREASON
DR JAMES FOSTER (39) s
Dr. Foster, having been brought before the Court, was after
trial ordered back to prison. While passing from the Court room
to the prison, he attempted to escape and was shot by the guard.
He lived only a few hours.
[TRIAL OF A. N. JOHNSON AND JOHN COTTRELL]
THE STATE
VS. DISLOYALTY &
A N JOHNSON, AND TREASON.
JOHN COTTRELL.
The prisoners on being arraigned before the Court desired to
be carried to Grayson County for trial. They were accordingly
turned over to Capt. James D. Young, Com'g Company, Ran-
dolph's Battalion, Partizan Rangers.
Being members of this battalion, they were court martialed
together, with Win. McCool, who had been arrested on charges
of treason, and all condemned and hung.
The history of Cottrell, is not a little diversified with adven-
ture and romance. When the "Over Land Mail Route" was
established in 1858, one of the employees, Mr Hawley, a genuine
B"Dr. James Foster was one of two physicians tried and condemned to death by the
"Citizens Court." He emigrated to Texas from Missouri and was a resident of
Grayson County in 1862.

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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 66, July 1962 - April, 1963. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101196/. Accessed October 21, 2014.